Sports Injury

If you play sports or workout regularly, visiting La Costa Chiropractic & Wellness in Carlsbad, CA, for sports chiropractic care can help keep you on your feet and moving forward.

Quick Guide to Sports Chiropractic Care

Whether you play a sport for fun, for school, or professionally – or you just really love being active – chances are high that you are pushing your body beyond its normal capabilities. While physical activity is great and striving for improvement is admirable, both can also lead to a higher risk of injuries. Fortunately, sports chiropractic care can help you recover and support you in your endeavors. Learn more about how below.

The Goals and Purpose of Sports Chiropractic

Sports chiropractic care focuses on providing natural, non-invasive care to athletes. It helps with both the recovery from and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. It is also utilized to help improve an athlete’s performance, maintain spinal wellness, and recover faster from training.

Injuries Sports Chiropractors Treat

While there are many injuries and conditions athletes might need to see a chiropractor for, the following are some of the most common:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Dislocations
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Misalignment
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Elbow injuries, such as tennis elbow
  • Knee injuries, such as runner’s knee
  • Shin splints
  • Ankle injuries, including sprains and Achilles tendinitis
  • Limited range of motion

Techniques Used in Sports Chiropractic Care

The types of techniques used depend on the sports chiropractor you visit. The following are some of the most effective methods our team at La Costa Chiropractic & Wellness in Carlsbad, CA, offer.

  • Adjustments: Restoring alignment throughout the body is essential to treating and preventing injuries, as well as ensuring proper nerve function and range of motion.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves placing tiny needles in very specific areas to enhance healing, stimulate blood flow and nerve function, relieve pain, and more.
  • Cold laser therapy: Cold laser therapy sends low levels of laser light to penetrate soft tissues. This helps stimulate the healing process, relieve pain, and much more.
  • Therapeutic ultrasound: This technique sends sound waves to the soft tissues. It’s effective for reducing inflammation, improving blood flow, relieving pain, and relieving muscle spasms.
  • Massage therapy: Chiropractic massage is effective for relieving tension, stimulating blood flow, encouraging proper alignment, and encouraging proper nervous system function.
  • Therapeutic exercise: We recommend specific, targeted stretching and strengthening exercises that help correct issues and enhance recovery.

From injury recovery to keeping your body in optimal shape, sports chiropractic can help. Schedule an appointment with our team at La Costa Chiropractic & Wellness in Carlsbad, CA, by calling (760) 438-9548 today.

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